Monthly Archives: August 2018

Police Reports–08-20-18

Thursday afternoon about 4:21 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Hogansville Road near New Street in reference to a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision. While en route, police were advised by Troup County 911 that the suspect vehicle, a black SUV with a dealer tag, fled the area headed east. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, who stated she was uninjured. ...

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Obits–August 20, 2018

Lakes Dunson Robertson  Antivolis Marice Coverson Antivolis Marice Coverson was born August 3, 1981 to Felton and Vanessa Martin-Coverson in Troup County, Georgia. In 2011 he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and joined Confidence Missionary Baptist Church in LaGrange. Antivolis was known by many as “Tookie” and “Bank”; he enjoyed spending time with his children, family and friends. Tookie was ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR August 13-15 Burks Chapel United Methodist Church on 855 Burkes Chapel Rd. invites you to its revival services Monday-Wednesday. August 13-15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Rev Brenda Rhodes of Keeney Memorial United Methodist Church will open up revival on Monday night as out first evangelist. On Tuesday night Rev. Carl Von Epps will deliver the message as our ...

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Callaway High Football to Hold First Responder’s Night


Stadium. First responders will be able to attend the event for free. Each first responder will be allowed to bring one guest and will also be treated to a meal before the game. Those in attendance will also get special recognition on the field prior to the start of the game. The Cavaliers are gearing up for another strong season ...

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Lady Granger Softball Falls to Bowdon


The LaGrange High Softball team kicked off a twoday on-the-road stretch August 14 against Cedartown. The Lady Grangers scored an impressive 11-6 victory before falling to Bowdon High School the next day. LaGrange, who currently has the best softball record in the county, fell to 7-2 after losing 4-2 in a tight match against Bowdon. The Lady Grangers scored to ...

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Grangers Make Statement in Season Opener


The Grangers are making their comeback. Despite a 10-3 loss against Heard County in their season opener Friday, August 17, LaGrange players and fans took to the field in excitement after their almost- upset of the football powerhouse. Following his team’s 56-6 blowout win over Kendrick High in their preseason scrimmage a week earlier, LaGrange Head Coach Chuck Gibbs said ...

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One Escapee Caught, Another Still At Large


After about 35 hours of freedom, Eric Calvin Bell, is back in custody after escaping from the Troup County Jail. Bell was caught shortly after Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call saying he was on Hamilton Road near Cedar Street. LaGrange Police quickly surrounded the area and Bell was located and taken into custody by Sheriff’s Deputies around 9:45 ...

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Be on the Lookout for Fall Armyworms!

This is the time of the year to keep a lookout for fall armyworms. This chronic moth flies up from south Florida and Central and South America on air currents. It loves lush, wellfertilized Bermudagrass and over 60 summer and winter annuals. This ash gray moth with a wingspan of 1.5 inches lays several hundred eggs on light-colored surfaces such ...

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LaGrange Mall Partners with Local Schools for Community Reading Initiative

The LaGrange Mall announced today the start of LaGrange READS, a program designed to publicly promote reading through special events held at the LaGrange Mall. The program is designed to inspire students, make reading fun, and give back to local school libraries. LaGrange READS features two events for partnering elementary schools. The first is a READS Spirit Night that encourages ...

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Nichols Contracted as interim Superintendent, Pugh Receives Payout Agreement


On August 16, the Troup County Board of Education finalized both the resignation agreement for Dr. Cole Pugh and contract for the school system’s interim superintendent, Dr. Roy Nichols. Nichols accepted the position on Monday, August 13th after Pugh’s resignation. According to the contract, the Board agreed to pay Pugh $152,891 which is the remaining salary for one-year of his ...

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